The Useless Machine Kit

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The Useless Machine Kit
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The Useless Machine Kit
The Useless Machine Kit

The Useless Machine Kit

$34.99

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If switched on this machine switches itself off. On, off, on, off — hours of entertainment.

Product #: MKSB023

The Useless Machine Kit

What's a useless machine? It's a machine that you turn on and it turns itself off. Why on earth would you want one? Because it's so darn entertaining! The Useless Machine started out as a simple Instructable with a video, which quickly went viral. Since then the video has been viewed over 8.4 million times and the machine has been featured in Make: magazine and on the Colbert Report!

Now you can build your own Useless Machine with the Useless Machine kit. It features a laser cut acrylic case with a black acrylic "finger" and four metal hinges. The kit was designed with beginning makers in mind and features a custom circuit board to make soldering the electronics a breeze. Expect the assembly to take about an hour, and the fun to last indefinitely!

Note: requires some soldering
  • 39300 Black acrylic "Useless Box" construction set (with nut/bolt hardware).
  • Motor set (GM3 Motor and Accessory Wheel)
  • Double-pole, double-throw power switch
  • Single-pole, double-throw retract limit switch
  • 4-conductor ribbon wire
  • AA (2) battery pack
  • Double-sided sticky tape
  • 4 x Miniature hinges
  • 2 x #4 x 1/2" Motor-mounting screws
  • 5 x #2-32 x 3/8" Limit switch / finger mounting screws
  • #2 x 1/4" and #2 Washer set for accessory wheel
  • 22 x #4 x 3/8" Bolts and #4 nut sets
  • 16 x #2 x 1/4" Hinge-mounting screws
  • 4 x "Little Rubber Feet" to protect your Useless Box from abrasive counter tops!
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